2014 Monaco Grand Prix grid

2014 Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, 2014

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’15.989
Mercedes
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’16.048
Mercedes
Row 2 3. Daniel Ricciardo 1’16.384
Red Bull
4. Sebastian Vettel 1’16.547
Red Bull
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’16.686
Ferrari
6. Kimi Raikkonen 1’17.389
Ferrari
Row 4 7. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’17.540
Toro Rosso
8. Kevin Magnussen 1’17.555
McLaren
Row 5 9. Daniil Kvyat 1’18.090
Toro Rosso
10. Sergio Perez 1’18.327
Force India
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’17.846
Force India
12. Jenson Button 1’17.988
McLaren
Row 7 13. Valtteri Bottas 1’18.082
Williams
14. Romain Grosjean 1’18.196
Lotus
Row 8 15. Pastor Maldonado 1’18.356
Lotus
16. Felipe Massa No time
Williams
Row 9 17. Esteban Gutierrez 1’18.741
Sauber
18. Adrian Sutil 1’18.745
Sauber
Row 10 19. Max Chilton 1’19.928
Marussia
20. Kamui Kobayashi 1’20.133
Caterham
Row 11 21. Jules Bianchi* 1’19.332
Marussia
22. Marcus Ericsson** 1’21.732
Caterham

*Five-place penalty for gearbox change
**Will start from pit lane due to penalty

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147 comments on 2014 Monaco Grand Prix grid

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  1. Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 24th May 2014, 14:03

    Conspiracy Theory 101

    Rosberg deliberately messed up his final lap to cause a yellow flag and prevent Lewis from improving.

    • Aquataz68 said on 24th May 2014, 14:06

      ‘ honest mistake ‘ -c’mon.

    • Aditya F. Yahya (@adityafakhri) said on 24th May 2014, 14:06

      put that aside, is it necessary for the marshall to release a yellow flag, as Rosberg already entering the run-off? he’s not on the track anymore, I guess…

    • Spawinte (@spawinte) said on 24th May 2014, 14:15

      I think it was deliberate. Look at his positioning on the track compared to the line they’d normally take. He set himself up to go straight down the escape road.

      • Robbie (@robbie) said on 24th May 2014, 14:16

        I just don’t believe NR plays that way.

      • kpcart said on 24th May 2014, 14:18

        get over yourself, I don’t know why they even put the yellow flag out. if he wanted to do it on purpose he would have stopped against the barrier to make sure a yellow flag went out.

      • Spawinte (@spawinte) said on 24th May 2014, 14:31

        During Rosbergs fastest lap he sweeps back over to the left (after the hump) very close to the barrier.

        When he aborts his last lap he keeps the car much further out and wiggles the wheel (way before the turn in point) to make it look like he’s losing control and then bails down the escape road in a VERY controlled manner. To top it off he starts reversing back up the escape road as Hamilton approaches.

        He’s a cheat.

    • petebaldwin (@petebaldwin) said on 24th May 2014, 14:20

      He didn’t crash deliberately but he started reversing back towards the track as Lewis went by. He just admitted that in the press conference. Why not wait until the end of the session?

      • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 14:40

        +1 It’s the killer evidence.

        Still it’s not going to win him a championship and the knock-in effect could be much more disadvantageous.

        • Dave (@raceprouk) said on 24th May 2014, 16:04

          No it isn’t. Unless the team was on the radio telling him not to reverse, Rosberg wouldn’t have known Hamilton was coming until it was too late to do anything about it.

          • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 16:16

            Perhaps he thought Hamilton had gone shopping?

          • zimkazimka (@zimkazimka) said on 25th May 2014, 5:17

            “Rosberg wouldn’t have known Hamilton was coming”??? Where did he think he was? It’s the end of Q3. Everyone is on the track.

  2. Osvaldas31 (@osvaldas31) said on 24th May 2014, 14:03

    Rosberg did a Schumacher.

    • nidzovski said on 24th May 2014, 15:38

      Yeah. The mistake was real but he should know that the others are fighting for pole and he didn’t had time for another lap so why did he made such a stupid decision and got back on the track. Yellow flags means no fast laps. Period!

  3. svarun (@svarun) said on 24th May 2014, 14:04

    Ok lewis, nico was more hungry today than you.

    • Kodongo (@kodongo) said on 24th May 2014, 14:07

      Or just more cunning. What better way to guarantee pole than to bork everyone’s last lap.

    • Dan said on 24th May 2014, 14:08

      lol more hungry at what more like more delusional imean Roswas all the time saying im still in lead of championship when he no’s LH failed in 1st race he is being beaten heavily by Hamilton.

      • jeffreyj said on 24th May 2014, 16:45

        He is. Every race Hamilton finished he has done so in front of Nico no matter how hard he tried and out qualified him except for this dubious race at every track I believe.

  4. Roald (@roald) said on 24th May 2014, 14:04

    So Rosberg just secured pole by making a mistake? Shame, it feels like Hamilton was punished for Rosberg’s mistake… Bit of an anti-climax to the pole shootout.

  5. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 24th May 2014, 14:05

    I’m not happy with that at all. Ruined everyone’s laps in the last part.

  6. Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall) said on 24th May 2014, 14:05

    Hahaha, seeing Lewis and Nico after the qualifying was hilarious. They couldn’t even shake hands with each other unlike Ricciardo. Somehow I think this friendship is coming to a close.

    • tino852 (@tino852) said on 24th May 2014, 14:11

      Their friendship will definately end if Rosberg keeps playing dirty tricks.

    • kpcart said on 24th May 2014, 14:20

      lewis is like that, he shakes hands when he is winning only, and friends with a driver when they are performing less then him, after that it ends, meaning everything before was fake.

    • KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 24th May 2014, 14:31

      The press conference was also great comedy. Awkward is the word that comes to mind.

    • StevenG said on 24th May 2014, 15:32

      Ricciardo was a gentleman and a grownup not like LH who didn’t even want to shake Riccardo’s hand and ne looked like it was a forced handshake. It’s about time that LH grew up and prove what he said, that he is a better racer then NR, then now, he should not sulk and show it in the actual race that he is better and NOT carry on like he does. But all that aside and how refreshing it is to see another great qualifying by Daniel Ricciardo and what breath of fresh air he is to F1 compared to the sulking of LH and to all that has happened in past years between MW and SV.

      • Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall) said on 24th May 2014, 16:27

        +1
        Ricciardo is a great guy. I really like the Red Bull pair although Seb does have his moments from time to time.

      • Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall) said on 24th May 2014, 16:27

        +1
        Ricciardo is a great guy. I really like the Red Bull pair although Seb does have his moments from time to time.

      • jeffreyj said on 24th May 2014, 17:00

        I don’t get the Lewis bashing here at all…… Did you expect him to be happy? Everybody in Lewis’ position, including you StevenG, would be very suspicious about Nico’s mistake and not many would be able to bite their lip like he did.

        As for Ricciardo, yeah he is a great guy but then again, I’m not sure how he would have reacted in Lewis’ place if it was him and Vettel. He’d probably still smile but considering his already somewhat snarky comments so far, I don’t know if he would have been able to bite his lip like LH did today and I wouldn’t have blamed him because in that position you can’t blame anyone thinking it was dishonest, even if it actually was. I for sure know I wouldn’t have been able too tbh

        • Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall) said on 24th May 2014, 23:08

          Well obviously he won’t be happy but he doesn’t know what went on. It’s wrong for him to just assume his team mate has effectively cheated.
          What were Ricciardo’s snarky comments?

  7. Andrei (@crandreico) said on 24th May 2014, 14:07

    I guess that Nico ate less this morning (pun intended).

  8. timi (@timi) said on 24th May 2014, 14:07

    Well that stinks. Conspiracy theorists, there’s nothing to see here.
    I was really looking forward to following Nico onboard, armed with barely any fuel and brand new supersofts. Not only that, but awaiting Hamilton’s reply would have been mouth-watering. It looked like it was going to be very tight and it’s just a shame one mistake pretty much killed the competition. :(

  9. Robbie (@robbie) said on 24th May 2014, 14:07

    In case anyone is serious, I highly doubt NR did this on purpose. I also question why they needed to throw the yellow as I thought NR was quite out of the way.

  10. Tifoso1989 (@tifoso1989) said on 24th May 2014, 14:07

    Nico Roseberg was clearly doing a Shumacher(best wishes BTW) 2006, coincidentally the speaker in Canal+ was saying that Roseberg could actually use that card and provoke a yellow flag before his final run in Q3 because he has nothing to lose, no shake hand from Lewis who was looking angry behind his sunglasses.

    • Feuerdrache (@xenomorph91) said on 24th May 2014, 14:11

      Why does no one mention that Hamilton should just have been faster in his first run? There is always a risk of yellow flag in Monaco.

    • Magnificent Geoffrey (@magnificent-geoffrey) said on 24th May 2014, 14:11

      If anyone seriously believes that Rosberg did that deliberately to guarantee pole, why would he have disappeared down the escape road? Why wouldn’t he have spun in a way that would’ve guaranteed that he was a hazard?

      Any ‘controversy’ is purely down to the legacy of Michael Schumacher’s actions in 2006.

      • petebaldwin (@petebaldwin) said on 24th May 2014, 14:13

        He went half the way down the escape road and then stopped. He could have gone right to the end to ensure the yellow went back in…..

        • OEL F1 (@oel-f1) said on 24th May 2014, 14:35

          There was no yellow flag in Q1 despite Kvyat’s front wing was lying in the run-off at the chicane for almost the entire session which I thought was a bit odd, so yeah the yellow flag in Q3 should’ve been avoidable.

      • Tifoso1989 (@tifoso1989) said on 24th May 2014, 14:16

        Any runoff especially in Monaco will provoke automatically a yellow flag if there is no debris on the track the yellow flag will disappear after the car return to the track

      • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 14:23

        To make it less obvious, obviously. It worked too.

      • BasCB (@bascb) said on 25th May 2014, 6:41

        As Ant Davidson mentioned when they were looking at the incident closely with Herbert, Rosberg is a smart guy and would know that after 2006 it would be investigated. So if he would have done it deliberately, surely he would have made sure to crash the car (take the nose off) or something to cover up @magnificent-geoffrey

    • Robbie (@robbie) said on 24th May 2014, 14:13

      Given that NR has no history for pulling this kind of stunt, whereas MS had a career of questionable behavior, I think your accusation is unfounded. This was nothing more than NR trying to make up time where he knew LH was faster than him at that segment of the track.

      • Tifoso1989 (@tifoso1989) said on 24th May 2014, 14:17

        Given that NR has no history for pulling this kind of stunt

        That was due to the fact that he have never been in a position to fight for the WDC

        • Robbie (@robbie) said on 24th May 2014, 14:22

          Fair enough but I don’t think that now that he is in this position it is a given he will now default to this behavior. I’m sure he would have rather beaten LH with both of them doing clean final attempts.

          • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 14:37

            That’s exactly what makes me suspicious. A driver who really wanted to win cleanly with both drivers trying their best would have been disappointed with himself for stopping that happening. Rosberg didn’t show that kind of attitude at all.

    • Kimoni Nakamoto (@) said on 24th May 2014, 14:30

      Clearly.

  11. Well, my pole prediction turned out to be right but I can’t believe Rosberg had the nerve to do a celebration in front of Hamilton after pulling that stunt, deliberate or otherwise.
    Ugh.

    • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 14:13

      I think that’ll come back to haunt him. He should have apologized for ruining Hamilton and everyone else’s final lap, even if he was thrilled to be on pole.

    • Nome said on 24th May 2014, 14:26

      oh come on folks it’s been nothing about fait accomplie for pole statements from and about Hamilton all week, stop with the Rosberg bashing, he must have the patience of a saint to be team mate with someone who likes to throw his toys out of the pram when things don’t go his way

  12. D (@f190) said on 24th May 2014, 14:07

    Rosberg was so hungry he pulled over for some food.

  13. Albert said on 24th May 2014, 14:08

    Not so crazy to believe Rosberg did it on purpose. Impossible to know though, it may as well have been a honest mistake.

    A lucky honest mistake, since it helped him secure the pole.

    Disappointing anyways, it ruined everybody’s last lap.

  14. Jake (@jleigh) said on 24th May 2014, 14:10

    Ultimate Sector times put Lewis on to by about 0.01 seconds.

  15. David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 14:10

    Cheap stuff from Rosberg, disappointing.

    • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 24th May 2014, 14:12

      So you know for a fact he did it on purpose then? Please share your proof with the world!

      • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 14:22

        Cheap if he did it on purpose, which the telemetry may tell. But definitely cheap to celebrate rather than apologize. There was little genuine about Rosberg’s behaviour, including the press conference.

        • petebaldwin (@petebaldwin) said on 24th May 2014, 14:23

          But definitely cheap to celebrate rather than apologize.

          +1

        • Jules Winfield (@jules-winfield) said on 24th May 2014, 14:52

          I didn’t realise that telemetry could decipher driver intent. Is there a particular sequence of driver inputs that sets off a sensor?

          • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 15:36

            It’s what FIA are currently investigating so the sarcasm is a bit empty.

        • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 24th May 2014, 14:58

          You may see it as cheap, I personally didn’t have too much of a problem with his celebrations. However he did it it’s not every day you get pole in Monaco. Hamilton wasn’t exactly the paradigm of maturity in his post race interviews either so I think neither covered themselves in glory today.

          • Robbie (@robbie) said on 24th May 2014, 15:18

            His celebrations were fine and to me were what they were because to him he did nothing more than made a mistake going for it, which is what we expect of the two drivers on the dominant team, and NR may have thought the yellow wasn’t necessary but since they threw it, it’s on them that he got pole. He may have genuinely thought that he was far enough out of the way, but since the yellow was up, backing up was not going to change anything.

          • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 15:21

            Whatever, I don’t really care much about celebrations either and usually switch off after the qualifying/race. In this case it was just much too suspicious and wanted to ‘read’ Rosberg’s state of mind afterwards to try to guess whether it was a genuine mistake or not. Obviously that’s wildly subjective, but we all do it, reading expressions and body language. At the minimum he knows he won ‘unfairly’ so acknowledging that to his immediate competitors would have been the right thing to do.

            I really, really can’t see how you can say Hamilton didn’t ‘cover himself in glory.’ Because he refused to smile and comment?

          • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 24th May 2014, 18:26

            At the minimum he knows he won ‘unfairly’ so acknowledging that to his immediate competitors would have been the right thing to do.

            But he didn’t win unfairly, as winning unfairly would necessarily imply that he had deliberately done something wrong for his own benefit. As the stewards have now determined, Rosberg made a mistake and nothing more. Hardly unfair to make a mistake pushing too hard on one of the trickiest tracks in F1.

            Your stance is based solely on the fact that it was Rosberg who made a mistake. If it was Kvyat that had gone off and caused the yellows, would you be saying that his mistake was also ‘unfair’? I somehow doubt it.

            I watched the interviews after the race and to Sky Sports he implied that Rosberg had gone off intentionally. Hardly mature to insinuate that your team mate has cheated, with no proof. He also came across to me as being sullen and petulant (like you I was ‘reading’ his body language after quali, and like you this is subjective). That’s why I think Hamilton didn’t cover himself in glory.

        • Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall) said on 24th May 2014, 15:36

          He apologised in the press conference. Nothing wrong with celebrating something he won fair and square.

          • David BR2 said on 24th May 2014, 15:38

            Sigh, he didn’t win ‘fairly’ even if he didn’t spin off on purpose. That’s the whole point. You don’t celebrate when your own mistake has prevented your rivals from competing!

          • Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall) said on 24th May 2014, 23:30

            But David, there’s nothing unfair with him making a genuine mistake which inadvertently causes his rivals laps to be hurt. Winning fairly is about winning without breaking the rules and so he won fair and square…

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